Robin name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Robin

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Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Robin means "A small red bird".
  2. 3 submissions from all over the world agree the name Robin means "Bird".
  3. According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Robin means "Robin is the name of a bird".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Robin is of Fiction origin and means "My mother named me after a bird".
  5. A submission from Canada says the name Robin means "The robin red-breast" and is of English origin.
  6. A submission from Canada says the name Robin means "Smart" and is of Eritrea origin.
  7. A submission from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Robin means "Unbreakable" and is of English origin.
  8. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Robin is of English origin and means "The name robin means, noble strong and heroic".
  9. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Robin means "Tomboy".
  10. According to a user from Hong Kong, the name Robin is of English origin and means "Intelligent, wise, impulsive".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rob"in
A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; -- called also robin redbreast robinet, and ruddock.An American singing bird (Merula migratoria), having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also robin redbreast, and migratory thrush.Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera Petroica Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin Petroica mullticolor .Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins . See Indian robin, below.

Etymology: Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruodin comp.; akin to AS. hr�� glory, fame, Goth. hr�peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See Bright Hob a clown

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
  2. Small Old World songbird with a reddish breast

From Middle English Robin, from Old French, diminutive of Robert

  1. A male given name from the Romance languages or the Germanic languages.
  2. A female given name from the Germanic languages, also associated with the bird robin.
  3. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.
  4. (soccer) Someone connected with any number of sports teams known as the Robins, as a fan, player, coach, etc.

Robin was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Middle English, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Robin

Notable Persons Named Robin

Robin Williams

Robin Williams was an actor and comedian. His career lasted from 1976 to 2014. Robin was given the name Robin McLaurin Williams on July 21st, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 11th, 2014.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright is an actress and director. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Robin was given the name Robin Gayle Wright on April 8th, 1966 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Robin is also known as Robin Wright Penn.

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie is a soccer player for the Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), S.B.V. Excelsior, Feyenoord Academy (Varkenoord), Feyenoord, Arsenal F.C., Manchester United F.C., Netherlands national under-17 football team, Netherlands national under-19 football team, and Netherlands national under-21 foot. Robin was born on August 6th, 1983 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb was a musician. His career lasted from 1955 to 2012. Robin was given the name Robin Hugh Gibb on December 22nd, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man. He breathed his last breath on May 20th, 2012.

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. Robin was given the name Robin Charles Thicke on March 10th, 1977 in Los Angeles.

Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney is an actress. She was most active from 1992 to present. Robin was born on June 19th, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Robin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Robin

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin is a fictional character.

Rockin' Robin

Rockin' Robin is a wrestler. Rockin' was born on October 9th, 1964.

Corey Robin

Corey was born in 1967.


Robin is a pop music singing. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Robin was given the name Robin Packalen on August 24th, 1998 in Turku. Robin is also known as Packalen and Robin.

Marthe Robin

Marthe was born on March 13th, 1902 in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure. She breathed her last breath on February 6th, 1981.

Mado Robin

Mado Robin was an opera musician. Mado was given the name Madeleine Marie Robin on December 29th, 1918. She passed away on December 10th, 1960.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Robin U.S.
  White 81.68% 64.26%
  African American 10.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Robin

People with the last name Robin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Robin

  • What name lists does Robin rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Robin? Robin is the 215th most popular name of all time. As a last name Robin was the 6,510th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Robin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 335,011 babies born with the first name Robin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Robin to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Robin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Robin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Robin is Saturday, May 20th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Robin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Robin was in 1961 with a total of 15,646 babies. That's a lot of babies named Robin!
  • Random Robin Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Robin ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 122 babies in Connecticut have the same name in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Robin: The name spelled backwards is Nibor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oibrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Robin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,212 people with the last name Robin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Robin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Robin as their last name.
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